After an accident, a vehicle may need various repairs, such as paint fixes, engine repairs, and so forth. Other parts may need to be repaired instead of replaced. This may include the bumper or even car seat (if you have one inside the vehicle). Just like you would need to replace the car seat after every accident to ensure the car seat is working the way it should, you would also need to get the airbag light reset if your airbag light is lit.
A lit airbag light can be an indication that something serious may be wrong with your airbags, so it should never be overlooked or avoided. If the airbag light is lit on your dashboard, the first thing you should do is check the car’s system for fault codes. If the airbag code is related to the airbag’s deployment, you will need your airbag light reset. Other reasons for a lit airbag light may be a result of issues with the seat belt system, the airbag, the computer, or associated wiring. Commonly, it is because something may be interfering with the seat belt switch, perhaps giving off a false warning. The seat belt switch detects if the belt is fastened. Some people put things under the seat and damage the wires.
You should go to a mechanic for help diagnosing the computer code, which would tell you what the exact issue is. Once you determine that, you can go to a professional to have it fixed. If you go to a dealer to help with the airbag light, they may inform you that you need to get an entirely new airbag module. Not only can this cost you as much as $1,000, but it is not always necessary. Even if you get a used airbag module, you may be looking at extra unnecessary expenses since both a user and a new airbag module need to be re-programmed to your vehicles VIN. Instead, you can rely on Safety Restore. They can save you hundreds by simply resetting your vehicles original airbag module and can even re-program the airbag module if necessary. To get started and check vehicle compatibility, visit SafetyRestore.com.